What's the Point? - The Enneagram of Life ©
The Enneagram leads
us home to the vastness of our heart, the clarity of our mind, and the
groundness of our belly. We start not even knowing the sadness of the loss of
ourselves, stumbling through our lives like a person half-asleep wandering in
a fog. The Enneagram is like a trumpet, cutting through the fog, beckoning us
to follow its call to a place that we don’t even remember leaving. The call
feels somehow strangely familiar, somehow nostalgic, somehow magical. Heeding
its call, we begin to witness The Mystery.
individuals and as a society, we tend to repeat the same unfulfilling
patterns...over and over and over again. Scan a history book—or review your
own life history as objectively as you can—and you’ll see that this is
true. If we just keep making the same mistakes, what’s the point of it all?
Why can’t we change our lives so that we experience more joy, more love, and
Most of us
certainly have tried. Whether you’ve been drawn to alternative therapies and
New Age interests or to the more traditional route of counseling, support
groups, and self-help books, you probably feel that you’re still pretty much
in the same place you were when you started. The answer, however, cannot be
found by doing—the answer lies in understanding.
may ask, “can I achieve true understanding?” It does not require years of
therapy, attending a weekend seminar, or even doing exercises from a book.
Simply recognizing and accepting yourself for who you are, as you
are, will enable you to
experience the joy, love, and fulfillment that is your birthright.
isn’t always easy. In early childhood most of us developed a belief that we
were lacking in some way that
we weren’t good enough to deserve love for just being ourselves. We lost our
sense of connection with Source. To compensate, we developed behavior patterns
and defense mechanisms to protect ourselves and gain love and approval. The
Enneagram, an ancient system of personality typing, is a valuable tool to help
us identify our patterns and understand why we do what we do.
the Point? we use the Enneagram (along with the insights and knowledge
we’ve acquired in more than ten years of working with this system and over
twenty five years working with psychology) to assist you in achieving
self-understanding and self-acceptance.
The road to joyful living is a choice we all make and a road we travel
with everyone else even though the journey may seem lonely at times.
liberates by freeing one from judgment toward others. Rather than seeing
another as being odd or annoying, they are seen as possessing unique
individual traits that are just another color in the rainbow of life. On the
other hand, it is easier to understand why the personal chemistry between
oneself and another works so magnificently. The result is that it is much
easier to be harmonious with one’s friends and genuinely interested in those
with whom one has less in common.
opens the door to the truth that we are one.
Justin E. Tomasino Jr. PhD
Inga W. Tomasino
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